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My computer restarts randomly!

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March 11, 2014 4:32:47 PM

My computer will randomly restart in the middle of a DotA 2 game. Just blacks out, then turns itself back on. So annoying. I have tried disabling automatic restarts. I built this pc about a month ago.
I have an i5-4670k, and a EVGA 760 2gb.
Thanks for the help!

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March 11, 2014 4:43:01 PM

sounds like a power supply issue, do u have make model of power supply and do you have another you can try in your system. also does it only happen when your cpu/gpu are under heavy load like gaming or does it happen when you are surfing the web
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March 11, 2014 4:47:52 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
sounds like a power supply issue, do u have make model of power supply and do you have another you can try in your system. also does it only happen when your cpu/gpu are under heavy load like gaming or does it happen when you are surfing the web

Thanks for replying. No, i don't have a different power supply. It's a Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply. I have just installed the new nVidia driver, trying to do a clean install.

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March 11, 2014 4:54:43 PM

here follow these steps for clean installing drivers

dl and install http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_unin...
power down
power up into safe mode
unistall graphic drivers new and old
power down
power up into windows
go to nvidias site to dl drivers

you can also dl malwarebytes as it maybe some nasty malware

your psu should be pushing enough for your setup. does it blackscreen with audio still playing? or does it just restart on its own immediately? do you ever get blue screen errors?
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March 11, 2014 4:56:32 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
here follow these steps for clean installing drivers

dl and install http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_unin...
power down
power up into safe mode
unistall graphic drivers new and old
power down
power up into windows
go to nvidias site to dl drivers

you can also dl malwarebytes as it maybe some nasty malware

your psu should be pushing enough for your setup. does it blackscreen with audio still playing? or does it just restart on its own immediately? do you ever get blue screen errors?

I may have just fixed by re-installing nVidia's new driver. Thanks a ton!

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March 11, 2014 4:57:57 PM

ok fingers crossed
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March 11, 2014 5:19:06 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
ok fingers crossed

Ok, I fixed the restart problem, but now the screen goes into "autosave mode" while the computer keeps running, sounds stop playing, and I am forced to force shut it down. I will try installing off the driver cd now.
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March 11, 2014 5:22:18 PM

if you still have issues try malwarebytes and run a scan antivirus software usually doesnt pick up malware and some malware targets gpus
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March 11, 2014 6:17:04 PM

It did it again, even after installing the drivers off the CD. I am scanning with malwarebytes.
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March 11, 2014 6:35:59 PM

Are you overclocking your cpu or videocard at all?
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